The Higher Academic Awards Committee considers applications and proposals for the conferment of readerships, professorships, visiting professorships, visiting fellows and emeritus professorships. They also consider applications for the award of higher doctorates.
Academic Board recently approved major changes to the regulations governing the conferment of higher academic awards. The regulations now provide clear career pathways in three distinct areas namely:
• Research and Development
• Teaching and Learning
• Innovation and Engagement
A readership is a prestigious title and is a senior designation bestowed by the University in recognition of excellence in their chosen criteria.
A Professor will have demonstrated outstanding qualities of academic leadership and will be expected to have substantially furthered the aims of higher education generally and/or the university in particular.
The status of visiting fellow will be conferred on those from the industrial, professional or voluntary sectors who are expected to make a significant contribution to the university’s scholarship research, innovation or academic development but whose experience and expertise lies in areas other than those covered by the professorial criteria.
The status of visiting professor will be conferred on those who are expected to make a substantial contribution to the university’s scholarship, research or innovation, or for furthering the university’s external collaborative relationships.
Document for setting out the scheme governing the conferment of title of Reader, Professor, Visiting Professor, Emeritus Professor, Visiting Fellow, the award of Higher Doctorates and to ratify the University of South Wales Teaching Fellows
Document for applications to the Higher Academic Awards for the conferment of the title of Professor, Innovation and Engagement Fellow and Reader.
Document for applications to the Higher Academic Awards for renewal of title of Professor, Innovation and Engagement Fellow and Reader.
Document for applications for a Higher Doctorate. The doctroates awarded by the University are: Doctor of Letters (DLitt), Doctor of Science (DSc), Doctor of Technology (DTech) Doctor of Laws (LLD).
Document for applications for Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellows appointment
Document for renewal of Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow’s term of office.